Sara Rizvi Jafree (Ed.). The Sociology of South Asian Women’s Health. Switzerland: Springer Nature. 2020. 236 pages. Price USD 116 (Hardback).

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In this lucidly written book, The Sociology of South Asian
Women’s Health, Sara Rizvi Jafree, emphasises how health policies have
left out the cultural knowledge about the unique circumstances and
experiences of South Asian women. The author deftly explored the
importance of re-conceptualising health policy development with a
culturally and socially appropriate background for women in South Asia.
In the introductory chapter of the book, Jafree starts by giving a
concise structural description of how South Asian women’s health
behaviour and health outcomes are affected by social systems of family,
gender, faith, culture, government, schooling, and the media. Sara Rizvi
Jafree aims to connect health policy efforts with knowledge of
socio-environment and structural factors to propose better health
policies for women. The book consists of nine chapters that are
co-authored by different scholars with Jafree.

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